Rodolfo J. Paiz
rpaiz at simpaticus.com
Tue Oct 12 23:40:50 UTC 2004
On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 19:21 -0400, Charles R. Anderson wrote:
> RPM didn't change. up2date did.
OK, that's one useful piece of information. Thanks.
> > I liked the old behavior one hell of a lot better. I don't see this
> > being very user-friendly at all, but rather more of an obstacle to most
> > users getting their packages updated.
> I don't like it either, but at least it can be changed.
As I use Fedora, and particularly now that I'm thinking in a "test"
mentality, I keep thinking about the average user, who does not have
much computing knowledge. I keep thinking about the users coming to
Linux from Windows, and in some cases giving up because the learning
curve is too great.
For the beginner and average user, is this new up2date behavior
sensible? I don't think so. Does someone? Is there any other benefit to
it that I don't see? If there is, is that benefit worth the cost?
Rodolfo J. Paiz <rpaiz at simpaticus.com>
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